Siemens Introduces New CT Optimized for Cardiac, Emergency and Interventional Imaging

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Siemens Healthineers announced a new high-speed, high-resolution CT scanner, the Somatom X.ceed, engineered specifically for demanding and rapidly growing areas like cardiac and emergency imaging or during CT-guided interventions. The system, pending US FDA 510(k) clearance, integrates two “companion” technologies for automated user guidance: myExam Companion guides users through diagnostic procedures; myNeedle Companion supports targeted needle path planning as well as laser-guided insertion across multiple modalities.

Siemens’ fastest single-source CT scanner, the Somatom X.ceed has a large 82 centimeters bore and a user-friendly tablet operation to enhance user and patient experience. The intelligent automation of myExam Companion achieves high-speed and high spatial resolution, key for cardiac, emergency, and spectral imaging.

myNeedle Companion simplifies the workflow in minimally invasive treatments. myNeedle Companion is a unique combination of hardware and software designed to greatly reduce the complexity in CT guided interventions. In addition, it is the first universal solution with a harmonized user interface for the planning and guidance of percutaneous needle procedures across imaging modalities, be it for a CT or an angiography system. Once the workflow is trained on one modality, the training efforts on another modality are expected to be much shorter. This can help to reduce unwarranted variations and minimize training efforts. Familiar user interfaces let the radiologist concentrate on what matters: accurate needle positioning with the help of the unique myNeedle Laser: a powerful, fully integrated option that projects the needle entry point and insertion angle directly on the body of the patient – even in advanced double- angulated procedures with multiple needle paths.

“As the number and complexity of radiological procedures increase, demands on staff are reaching heightened levels. This continues to cause unwarranted variation, in both diagnostic and interventional procedures. Somatom X.ceed, together with myNeedle Companion, is a true game changer for CT-guided interventions. After the introduction of myExam Companion last year, reducing the overall complexity of scanner operation in as many aspects as possible was our next logical step,” says Philipp Fischer, Head of Computed Tomography at Siemens Healthineers.

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Siemens Introduces New CT Optimized for Cardiac, Emergency and Interventional Imaging.  Appl Radiol. 

By News Release| May 12, 2021

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